Clump-forming perennials with soft, hairy foliage and mounded clusters of ¼ inch green or chartreuse flowers.
Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady’s Mantle), 6 – 8 inches tall, is a low, delicate plant with deeply lobed leaves edged with silver hair.
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s mantle) is about 1 feet tall and is a robust, mounding plant growing from slow-creeping roots. The pale-green, softly hairy foliage is round and deeply pleated; flowers are yellow-green.
Grow lady’s mantle in rich, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Cut to the ground if the foliage becomes tattered—plants will quickly produce a new set of leaves. These plants will often self-sow.
Place them at the front of the perennial border, along a wall, or edging a walk. The small A. alpina is perfect in rock gardens and containers.
4 – 6 inches tall
Full Sun or Half Shade
Season of Bloom
Spring, Early Summer
3 – 7